markets & shopping

Lincoln Christmas Market

Castle Hill, Lincoln

Dec 7
7th December 2023 - 10th December 2023

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Christmas Market, taking place across the historic Cathedral Quarter, in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral and inside the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle.

Lincoln Christmas Market is a favourite for locals and visitors from across the globe. More than 250 stalls will be present.

Lincoln Christmas Market 2023 takes place across Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December – a four-day ultimate festive experience for you, your family, and your friends. 

Open all day and into the evening, the market comes into its own under the twinkling lights and the wintery night skies, with street performances and Christmas Carols entertaining you all the way round. 

Independent artisans, along with traditional festive traders, line the walls of the Lincoln Castle and the grounds of The Lawn, with their wonderful range of gifts and trinkets, perfect for stocking fillers and showstopper presents for your loved ones. 

You’ll also enjoy sampling the delights of Lincolnshire’s tasty food and drink too – from local artisan Gin and cheese makers to a hoppy Lincolnshire ale, and, of course, a Lincolnshire sausage German-Christmas style. 

Lincoln is a twin city with Neustadt in Germany, so expect to see an appearance from the famous Glühwein stands too to warm your spirits as you joyfully meander through one of the Top 10 Best Christmas Markets in the UK. 


getting to Lincoln Christmas Market

Travelling to the market couldn’t be easier, with a dedicated park and ride bus service at the Lincolnshire Showground. Extra LNER train services are chartered especially for Lincoln Christmas Market too – check the LNER website direct for tickets and pricing. 

Get more information about travelling to Lincoln Christmas Market on their website, including train, coach, bus, and car parking information. 

Unfortunately, as Lincoln Christmas Market can get very crowded, especially during peak times, it is not dog friendly. Your pooch would most probably prefer to stay snuggled up at home. This is with the exception of registered assistant dogs.

Accessibility at Lincoln Christmas Market

For more information about the accessibility of Lincoln Christmas Market, please visit their website directly. Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter has uneven cobbles, raised steps and places of potential difficult areas. However, Lincoln Castle is fully accessible inside, with flat, hard surfaced and step-free access. Please plan your visit carefully and outside of peak hours where necessary, as access to Lincoln Castle may be challengin

opening times

Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th December 2023
Thursday 7th December
12:00 - 21:30
Friday 8th December
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday 9th December
10:00 - 21:30
Sunday 10th December
10:00 - 19:00

entry & prices

Free Entry